By Hannah du Plessis
“What we do in life, echoes in eternity.”
Maximus Decimus Meridias; Roman general from the film "Gladiator" (2000)
Will you make a difference to the world during your lifetime?
How many people will be touched by your thoughts and actions?
Will the things that you have done continue to live after you are physically gone?
It is uplifting to read true stories or watch movies about people who have had such a profound impact on others so that they are remembered long after they’ve gone.
Do you have a passion or idea on how you can help a lot of people improve their lives? If so, you need to do something about it. Remember, everything you do will ring in eternity. If you can help humanity in some way and you don’t, it could affect people for many centuries to come.
So you owe it not only to yourself, but also to the future of your family, your friends and the entire human race to grow and share all your gifts. Maybe your gifts and skills are modest, but to hide them, to not develop and share them, whatever they are would be a great tragedy.
In the words of the 28th president of the US, Woodrow Wilson: "You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget that errand."
So ask yourself this today:
"What can I do to best help the largest number of people? Why should I?"
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